IMC repositions August Markets as showroom-only buying opportunities

International Market Centers (IMC) announced that its August markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas will run as scheduled, but will be staged as showroom-only buying opportunities – with no tradeshow component – based on recent... more »

Retail shrink totals $61.7 billion in 2019

Theft, fraud and losses from other retail “shrink” totaled $61.7 billion in 2019, up from $50.6 billion the year before as industry security executives reported increases in the number of shoplifting, organized retail crime and... more »

Melrose International launches virtual showrooms

Melrose International announced the premier of its virtual MELROSE360˙ Showrooms, which offers a new way to shop this market season. Customers will be able to shop by collections, walk the entire showroom, make wish lists... more »

GCA hosts Noted Pitch Program for black-owned companies and makers

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) will host its Noted Pitch Program for Black-Owned Companies/Black Makers on July 16, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. E.T. The GCA’s unique Noted Pitch Program offers makers the chance to “pitch”... more »

Brandwise and the Museum Store Association create Association Marketplace

Brandwise has partnered with the Museum Store Association (MSA) to create a first-of-its-kind B2B marketplace exclusive to MSA buyers and member vendors. This partnership paves the way for other associations and groups to strengthen their position... more »

Sullivans’ survey frames the future home décor purchasing habits

A new Sullivans' survey highlighted the future of consumer home décor purchasing habits. The home décor industry is fine, according to a survey by Sullivans. Despite an uncertain economy and the pandemic prompting a priority... more »

Online sees record retail growth

Online dog boutique,, sees record retail growth during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, reflecting dramatic rates of new pet adoptions. Jennifer Kirk, owner and founder of, a large online pet boutique, and board member on the VanderpumpDogs... more »
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Sullivans offers a new way to shop with its virtual marketplace

Sullivans, a designer and marketer of home décor products, permanent botanicals, and giftware, revealed a new way to shop this market season through its new virtual marketplace. “2020 has been a year unlike any other. Full... more »

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